American University of Technology was established in 1998 and received the first presidential decree number 2143 on July 14, 2000 then decree number 846 on January 18, 2008.The Fidar campus located on the Byblos highway and built on an area of 23000 square meters,is undergoing a major expansion. It is convenient for students coming from North Metn, Kesrwan, Byblos and the North. Work to add 4 buildings started in April 2001.
The central building, the Agora, is in the final phase and already hosts state-of-the-art computer labs, the Issam Fares Auditorium with 204 seats and all audio-visual capabilities, sound and audio studios as well as classrooms all wired to the internet.The Agora building is near completion and will accomodate 1000 additional students in all three Faculties.
Students dormitories are available within a walking distance from campus, and the towns of Fidar and Halat provide enough additional residential space.
The distance from Beirut to Fidar is 38 kms and from Fidar to Tripoli it is 45 kms.
The student/computer ratio is 3 to 1 placing AUT at the top of the universities of Lebanon in terms of IT availability to users. The computer labs include IBM and I-Mac terminals.
Wireless outdoor access to the internet is available since 2001.
All classrooms are equipped with laptop connections, monitors and LCD projectors and are connected to the internet to make learning adapted to the modern methodologies of learning.
Class size does not exceed 30 students, thus enhancing the interaction between instructors and students.
AUT has been ranked 5th among the 44 private universities in Lebanon by www.webometrics.info.
AUT employs over 90 staff members and 110 faculty members.
A medical doctor, a psychologist and a spiritual counselor are on campus to assist students and staff
Students and staff enjoy the use of a cafeteria, a sports court, a reading room, a lounge, access to an e-library and postal services on campus.
The Office of Student Success is one of a kind in universities in Lebanon. It helps first-year students get a meaningful transitional experience from high school to university
Every student obtains accident insurance upon registration.
AUT maintains active academic relations with eleven universities in Lebanon, Europe and the USA.
The Tripoli campus, located at the southern entrance of Tripoli on Bechara Khoury Avenue serves students from North Lebanon and offers the same facilities as the Fidar campus: a reading room, access to electronic databases, state-of-the-art computer labs, green areas, a cafeteria, a student lounge, parking space etc…
The Tyre campus is located on the Abassyeh-Tyre main road and serves students living in the South.